This Day in History - July

Can you guess these things that happened in the month of July?
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Date
Year
Clue
Answer
July 1
1867
This country is founded as a confederation of three British colonies
Canada
July 2
1937
This aviatrix goes missing over the Pacific Ocean
Amelia Earhart
July 3
1863
This battle, the bloodiest of the U.S. Civil War, comes to an end
Gettysburg
July 4
1776
This country declares its independence from Great Britain
United States
July 5
1687
This scientist publishes "Principia Mathematica"
Isaac Newton
July 6
1483
This "hunchbacked" king of England is crowned
Richard III
July 7
1953
This beret-wearing troublemaker sets out on a motorcycle journey
through Latin American
Che Guevara
July 8
1994
This North Korean leader dies after a reign of 45 years
Kim Il-Sung
July 9
2011
This country becomes independent from Sudan
South Sudan
July 10
1925
The Scopes "monkey trial" begins, in which a teacher in
Tennessee is accused of teaching this scientific theory
Evolution
July 11
1804
This duelist is fatally wounded by Aaron Burr
Alexander Hamilton
July 12
1561
St. Basil's cathedral is consecrated in this city
Moscow
July 13
1923
This famous sign is dedicated in the hills above Los Angeles.
(The last four letters would be dropped in 1949)
Hollywoodland
July 14
1789
Citizens of Paris storm this prison, finding just 7 prisoners inside
La Bastille
July 15
1099
This city is conquered by Crusaders
Jerusalem
July 16
1945
This device is tested for the first time, in New Mexico
Atomic Bomb
July 17
1936
Civil war erupts in this country
Spain
July 18
1955
This theme park opens in Anaheim, California
Disneyland
July 19
64
This emperor allegedly fiddles while Rome burns
Nero
July 20
1969
People walk here for the first time
The Moon
July 21
1970
The Aswan Dam is completed in this country
Egypt
July 22
1992
This drug lord escapes from his luxury prison near Medellín
Pablo Escobar
July 23
2011
This British singer dies of alcohol poisoning
Amy Winehouse
July 24
1847
Brigham Young establishes this city
Salt Lake City
July 25
1965
This folk singer dismays fans by playing electric music
at the Newport Folk Festival
Bob Dylan
July 26
1952
This Argentinian first lady dies at age 33
Eva Peron
July 27
1890
This Dutch artist shoots himself
Vincent Van Gogh
July 28
1914
This "war to end all wars" begins
World War I
July 29
1968
This practice is banned by Pope Paul VI
Artificial Birth Control
July 30
762
This city is founded on the Tigris River
Baghdad
July 31
1970
Disappointing sailors, the British Navy discontinues daily rations
of this substance
Rum
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Level 44
Jul 13, 2012
Can contraception be accepted?
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Level ∞
Jul 16, 2012
Contraception will work now.
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Level 64
Aug 16, 2020
no If you are catholic.
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Level 79
Aug 16, 2020
Good one!
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Level 66
Jul 13, 2012
Contraception should be accepted. 30/31 without it.
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Level 72
Jul 13, 2012
"Artificial birth control" really? I'm with the others, contraception is a clearer, shorter, better answer.
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Level 76
Jul 1, 2015
but there are natural contraception methods?
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Level 57
Dec 8, 2015
Sure. Tell your Ob-Gyn that your periods are too heavy, so you can have a hysterectomy. After you're done having kids, of course ;)
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Level 80
Jul 1, 2018
The pull out method, the timing method, and prayer are the ones most favored by Catholics, I think.
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Level 85
Jul 13, 2012
Too Earth-centric.
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Level 72
Nov 9, 2013
nuh uh...there is a moon question...
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Level 67
Mar 28, 2020
But only one. Still too geocentric.
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Level 64
Aug 16, 2020
this is The Earth!

get over it!

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Level 72
Jul 13, 2012
Excellent quiz. I learned and/or refreshed my memory about quite a few important dates. I also agree that contraceptives should work.
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Level 80
Sep 17, 2013
Should "grog" be accepted for "rum"?

And Pope Paul VI only reaffirmed a ban that was already in existence.

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Level 55
May 6, 2014
Why is the rum gone???
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Level 43
Feb 8, 2015
didn't know what an aviatrix was. My brain thought it was some sort of technology thing. Never thought of aviator :P *facepalm
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Level 79
Feb 23, 2015
Wrote Derringer instead of Dillinger. Holes in my brain again.
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Level 79
Jul 3, 2018
Apparently that question has been removed or else I really do have holes in my head.
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Level 69
Jul 1, 2015
Ugh... tried beer and whiskey but not rum.. should've known... "Why is the rum always gone?"
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Level 58
Jul 1, 2015
*Holds bottle upside down* Ah....that's why.
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Level 82
Jun 28, 2017
I feel like "grog" should be accepted too.
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Level 67
Jun 8, 2019
I simply tried alcohol, dindnt work, moved on.
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Level 68
Jul 1, 2015
Please accept "First World War" for World War I :)
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Level ∞
Jun 28, 2017
Ok
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Level 89
Jun 28, 2017
I guessed Escobar because of Medellin, but the year in the clue is wrong. Escobar wasn't even alive in 1934 - he was born in 1949. His escape was in 1992.
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Level 72
Jun 28, 2017
Oh yes, Vidovdan :)
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Level 57
Jul 2, 2017
ʎpɐǝɹlɐ uǝʞɐʇ sɐǝpᴉ zᴉnb ʎɯ llɐ ǝɹɐ ʎɥʍ :/
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Level 78
Nov 27, 2017
Dang, I think I put my glasses on upside down.
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Level 74
Mar 27, 2018
The muslim calendar began in 622, not 662, after the Hijra.
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Level 70
Jun 1, 2018
Was just gonna mention that.
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Level 80
Jul 1, 2018
Hijra and Hijri Calendar should both work as type-ins, too. Calling it the Muslim calendar is sort of the equivalent of calling the Gregorian or Julian calendars the "Christian calendar"
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Level 80
Aug 23, 2020
Julius Caesar wasn't Christian.
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Level 66
Jul 1, 2018
Fourthed
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Level 75
Dec 2, 2018
Yep, Hijri calendar started in 622, not 662. And Hijri should be accepted.
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Level ∞
Aug 15, 2020
Apparently, July 16 is incorrect also. This question has been replaced.
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Level 72
Jul 1, 2018
Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955; not July 18.
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Level 75
Dec 2, 2018
Maybe that's when people started lining up.
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Level ∞
Aug 15, 2020
It could be either. Here's what Wikipedia says:

"At the time, and during the lifetimes of Walt and Roy Disney, July 17 was considered merely a preview, with July 18 the official opening day. Since then, aided by memories of the television broadcast, the company has adopted July 17 as the official date."

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Level 72
Aug 17, 2020
Yes, but my birthday is July 17, so everything you said doesn't matter!
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Level 66
Nov 4, 2020
"Troublemaker" is one way to put it.... racist homophobic mass murderer is another.